Patron Saint of Spain, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Rheumatism
He was given the emblem of a scallop shell and was often depicted as a pilgrim with a staff.
In 844 he miraculously appeared to help the Spaniards defeat the Moors in the battle of Clavijo. Obviously he believed that old story about him going to Spain, so it must be true after all.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.
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Location : Worldwide Christianity
Gender : Male
Type : Saint or Sage
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Birth and Death Dates : ???-44
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 66
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